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pele66 replied to the topic 'Your Other Hobbies?' in the forum. 1 hour 33 minutes ago

Hi Clogger the doll on a stick it wasn't Tom Finney by any chance ,he could dance around the opposition no trouble,LOL .Pele66.

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Reed Smith replied to the topic 'notes' in the forum. 3 hours 14 minutes ago

If the letters are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, or maybe one that reads Bb ( B-flat)
they refer to the note played. If you are looking at a chart for say a harmonica
in the key of C, and you look at 3 hole draw, you may notice four notes, B, Bb,
A, and Ab. The first note, B, is the note being played in its natural pitch, the next
note, Bb, is the first half step draw bend in hole 3, the next note, A, is the full step
draw bend in hole 3, at lastly the Ab note, 3 hole's last available note, bent step and a half.

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spideryak replied to the topic 'Put the pedal to the metal...Joe.' in the forum. 10 hours 51 minutes ago

I like the bullet style mic. It doesn't pick up that much peripheral noise and has the volume control built right into it.
but
It's not for vocals and it doesn't fit into a regular mic stand, so not quite as versatile that way...

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Reed Smith replied to the topic 'Your Other Hobbies?' in the forum. 10 hours 53 minutes ago

I saw a renaissance performer who goes by the name "The Fool Of Moxie" who makes and
sells these dancing puppets. I seem to remember him being based out of Ocala Fl.

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Reed Smith replied to the topic 'Put the pedal to the metal...Joe.' in the forum. 10 hours 57 minutes ago

I use an Astatic JT30 straight into a TUBE amp, no pedals. If I were to look for pedals
I would go with something compatible with HARMONICA, not guitar. The absolute
best harmonica pedals are from www.lonewolfblues.com check 'em out.

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Dexer replied to the topic 'Your Other Hobbies?' in the forum. 12 hours 16 minutes ago

Clogger wrote:

I took a photograph of a fiddler with a jig doll in Preston, England...

Hey, my Grandfather Frank Gallimore played for Preston North End from 1931 to 1941.

PRESTONgallimoreL.jpg

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Clogger replied to the topic 'Your Other Hobbies?' in the forum. 18 hours 58 minutes ago

I took a photograph of a fiddler with a jig doll in Preston, England; sadly I can't find the picture. He played standing with a rod sticking out from a belt around his waist, the doll was suspended from the end of the rod and danced on the ground as the fiddler moved.

It's gonna drive me mad looking for this picture now!

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MexVerse replied to the topic 'new member' in the forum. yesterday

Hi everyone I'm dopey excited to be path off a club with a bunch of harmonica lovers I. This world.

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BlueMaple created a new topic ' Put the pedal to the metal...Joe.' in the forum. yesterday

After almost two years of practicing with my harmonicas, I do believe that I deserve the purchase of my first pedal. But which one? Bullet mike or a straight up classic mike? Any comments or stories and suggestions?.

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AndyT replied to the topic 'Hello from Nashville' in the forum. yesterday

Welcome Wes

I think you have lots of things going for you. A son and a wife starting out on their musical journey, so you can all discuss and learn together.

Having no musical background won't hold you back (insert some joke about a music star with no talent if you wish), that will come, if you do five things.
1. Practise
2. Listen to music
3. Practise
4. Listen to music. And
5. Practise.

It will come in time. Look forward to hearing about your improvements.

Andy

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AndyT replied to the topic 'new member' in the forum. yesterday

Hello Wahoo

Welcome to the club.

Andy T

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AndyT replied to the topic 'Hi everyone' in the forum. yesterday

Hi Neville and welcome to the club.

Glad you have a supportive wife, as many of us here have wives who prefer to not hear us play. I'm not helped over here when they have a particularly woeful harmonica player wailing on a TV station Identity advert.

Trouble with playing music is you improve so gradually that you hardly notice it yourself, so I would take your wife's opinion at face value. If you keep practising it's very difficult not to improve.

One trick is to record yourself in stages (to share here or not, it really is just for you) then go back and listen to yourself. It may seem hard, but you'll notice improvements, if only in tone, which is a major improvement believe me. Better to be a player who can play slow but with good tone, than one who has all the tricks, but has an awful tone.

Welcome again.

Andy

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AndyT added a video. yesterday

Salmon Tails Up the River

Old English folk tune, played in first position on a Hohner Meisterklasse in the key of G.

spideryak replied to the topic 'Hi from George, South Africa!' in the forum. yesterday

Well, that quite a bit aways nice to hear from you.
Sounds like you'll have a good jump on it since you play other instruments as well..
It's all timing and rhythm you can make it as simple or intricate as you want once you get going on it..
Good luck
Have fun

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wahoo created a new topic ' new member' in the forum. yesterday

hi new harp player - from idaho

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keith replied to the topic 'notes' in the forum. yesterday

Could be for draw, blow or bend. There seems to be quite a few ways in which tunes are tabulated.

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Bouncernev created a new topic ' notes' in the forum. yesterday

I have been learning beginner harmonica for a while but I have come across some tunes where there is a letter next to some of the numbers and I don't know what they mean. can anyone enlighten me. cheers Nev.

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Mouton created a new topic ' Hi from George, South Africa!' in the forum. yesterday

Hey guys!

Just starting out on the harp. Have been wanting to play for years, but somehow things conspired to prevent me.

I play guitar, bass and drums mostly in a blues/rock or blues kind of vibe and am involved in an informal band where i mostly play lead guitar.

Looking forward to mingling here and meeting fellow harp enthusiasts!

TJ

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Bouncernev created a new topic ' Hi everyone' in the forum. yesterday

HI, May I introduce myself, I name is Neville Upton I am 57yr old married man with 3 children and 9 grandchildren, I have been learning to play the harmonica for a few months, and my wife says I'm getting good. that's debateable though. hope to speak to you all soon. Nev.

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wes013 created a new topic ' Hello from Nashville' in the forum. yesterday

I trust that this message will find each of you doing well. My name is Wes, and I'm from just outside of Nashville, TN. I've recently purchased my first harp (Suzuki Hammond ~ C), and am eager to begin learning. I have zero musical background, so it's a bit overwhelming right now. Honestly, I'm not sure where to begin the process. My son will be picking up piano soon, and my wife is strumming the guitar...So, I couldn't let them leave me behind. Thus, my interest in learning the Harmonica. I look forward to future dialogue with the group, and hope to soak up as much knowledge as posssible.

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